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Windy Wallaroo 6th, 7th & 8th Oct

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With the weather fine but the wind playing havoc, us fellas in South Australia finally caught up for the first AKFF fishing trip. Attendees included, Duncan, Scupper, Fisher, Mattdogger, water_baby and myself.

Everyone arrived here in Wallaroo on Friday PM. For those who got here early, we did a small trip in the marina as the the bay was fairly windy. We trolled around for a while hoping to pick up a bream or some of the suprise fish that are sometimes caught there. These include Mulloway, snook, snapper and the occasional kingfish. Unfortunately we did not pick up anything worth taking home.

Saturday morning we were up bright and early to hit Bird Island. This spot would afford us some protection from the wind and give us access to some open water. The tides for the full moon were our downfall as the low was very low restricting our exit from the area. Anyway we fished some interesting ground that included reef, deeper sections, and sand flats and weed beds. The swell was a bit of a mess insuring that most of us got a little wet. No major fish to speak of. I will let the others tell of there catches etc. I for one did not catch a thing, other than loosing the tails to some squidgies. Early PM we started to head out and found our exit reasonably high and dry. Note to self, only fish the high. We may have been OK had we exited the other side of the Island. It did however show some promise as the ground looked fairly good.

Because of the mornings paddle and the heat, everyone was little buggered. We got back about 3pm. The wind started to die down, against the BOM forecast. We had some lunch and ummed and arrred, but decided to LBF the afternoon. Sadly the spot I had picked for the evening was magnificent. So rarely do you get a day as calm as that, and we missed it. But that was OK, a couple of the boys did very well on some very nice snook.

Once cleaned up, back to my place for a BBQ. After a few beers and some assorted meat products and by products, and a few stories, we all went to bed tired.

Sunday saw very windy conditions, so much so that the only option was Price, which is an estuary system that would afford us some protection. For this one we had fisher, water_baby, Scupper and myself. The paddle in was great. 30 knots at our backs and no effort at all. We fished the system for a while. I picked up a small bream on unweighted cockle, and 2 mullet on a 6 inch gulp worm in natural. Again the tide was going out and again it was a low one. So a little walk was in order. That was the easy bit. The paddle home in 30 was another story. Oh the joy. But back to ramp, we cleaned up and parted ways.

I would firstly like to say thankyou for the effort you guys made to get up here. The fishing was not great but the company was fantastic. I hope that some or all of us can do the same thing again before I head over to Perth down your neck of the woods. As you know you are always welcome up here. (Tashy the dog loved the extra attention).


Hopefully some photos to follow.
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Likewise Yakabe.... thanks a lot for being the tour guide and bbq host. :D Pity the conditions were a little out of sorts, great spots and a good area for yakking. Here's a few photos of the trip. Waterbaby's Snook is the big sucker! 8)

Good to hear that Prices was ok for you guys. Duncan and I sat it out for a while then decided it wasn't going to get any better so we packed up camp and headed back. Pity, cause today is beautiful down here in Adelaide. :roll:


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Snook from Point Riley rocks.... :D Smoked them up last night, very tasty fishies..... only one fillet left now. 8)


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Yeah you're right poddy..... jocks and socks end up smellying better after a good dose of snook softner!! :shock: Plus saves scaling (add rocks) and if you chuck in your fillet knife for a rinse cycle you get some fillets. Also a bonus for the ladies, this approach turns standard stockings into wicked fishnets! ( Good call! :lol: ) Take it easy poddy, I will track you boys down next year, I should be moving over that way in around feb, march.
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